Thursday, August 11, 2022

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Extreme weather causing one death over weekend leaves Malaga on yellow alert

Tragically, one toddler died and several adults were injured

‘Warming Mediterranean Sea’ was behind record-breaking rain, claims Alicante professor

A LEADING climatologist from the University of Alicante has blamed a ‘warmer Mediterranean Sea’ for the killer floods that devastated the Costa Blanca last...

27-million-euro works to repair 39 beaches in Spain’s Malaga due to storm damage

EMERGENCY works worth €27 million will be needed to help restore the Malaga coastline. Following the easterly storm that lashed the Costa del Sol last...

Spain’s hybrid vehicle sales have increased by nearly 100% since 2016

In total, some 7,486 electric vehicles have been sold so far in 2017.

All bathing spots in Spain’s Andalucia meet water quality requirements

BEACH-GOERS will be delighted to know that bathing water quality in Andalucia is at adequate levels, according to a recent report. In fact, as stated...

Mayor of Nerja to appear in court for allowing raw sewage to flow into sea in Spain’s Andalucia

The Mayor of Nerja along with current and former councillors has been called to give evidence over the untreated sewage water being pumped into the sea

WARNING: Toxic caterpillars which can harm children and kill pets sweeping across Spain

Pets showing such symptoms should be taken to the vet immediately

Expert says southern Spain and Balearics at ‘great risk’ of tsunamis but authorities ‘are not prepared’

Southern Spain and the eastern Mediterranean (the Balearics), have frequent seismic activity which make them prone to suffer tsunamis

EU warns Spain for NOT acting on ‘radiation directive’, meaning increased lung cancer risks for thousands

EU rules stipulate that member states must have a national plan for the harmful effects of the invisible and odourless radon

Family of hero mum drowned in Mallorca write heartfelt letter to emergency services as little boy, 5 still missing

Courageous mother, Joana, 40, died after plucking her daughter Ursula from the torrent of water rapidly flooding their vehicle

CLIMATE WARNING: Spain had its hottest year EVER in 2017 and climate change is ‘now noticeable’

SPAIN had its hottest year on record last year and climate change is 'now noticeable', weather agency AEMET has said.  Some seven areas in Andalucia...

Cattle farming row to blame for 120 forest fires in northern Spain

Officials suspect underhand tactics from farmers are to blame for fires

FIRE ARREST: Woman carrying lighters held over three separate blazes in Spain’s Marbella

She was caught inside the vehicle with ‘flammable material’ and several lighters, before police detained her on charges of a ‘forest crime’

Roman map shows flood-hit regions of the Costa Blanca were part of the Med just 2,000 years ago

THE Vega Baja region is prone to flooding because it was once part of the Mediterranean Sea, a Roman-era map of the area shows. The...

WATCH: Police rescue weakened Griffon vulture which stunned motorists in Spain’s Malaga last week

POLICE have successfully rescued a huge Griffon vulture which was spotted in several areas of Malaga over the past week. After several unsuccessful attempts to...

Estepona signs off on land for Russian Orthodox church

Decked out in traditional onion-domed architecture, the building will also have a cultural centre next to it in the Arroyo de las Canas area.

Four injured on first day of Pamplona bull run

No one in serious condition and no one gored

Mallorca’s first protected wetlands celebrates anniversary with demands for improvements

AS Mallorca's S'Albufera natural park celebrated its 30th anniversary, the GOB demands 'more commitment' and a 'critical analysis' of the park's situation. The park, which...

A cleaner drive in Spain

Car hire giant Europcar is introducing electric cars to its Spanish fleet

Freeing the willies!

THE stretch of water between Barcelona and the Balearics, known as the Mediterranean Whale Migration Corridor, will be declared a Marine Protected Area. In a...

Government spends fortune on new treatment plant in Almeria

The small towns of Bajo Andarax and El Bobar will have new plant to help cater for the growing population of Almeria and help solve water shortages.

Protected nature reserve in Spain’s Andalucia set on fire for its own good

A NATURE reserve has been set on fire in a bid to regenerate growth.  The Laguna de Fuente de Pierda nature reserve in Andalucia was...

Spain’s Axarquia to receive water from the western Costa del Sol to battle ‘exceptional drought’ despite recent rains

DESPITE recent rains, the water reservoir at La Viñuela, which supplies the Axarquia region, continues in a state of ‘exceptional drought.’ The transfer of resources...

Junta de Andalucia to be hit with possible €40 million EU fine

Junta taken to court and facing huge fine for not treating raw sewage

“Disappointed” – UN secretary general laments COP25 climate summit result as key decisions POSTPONED until next year

U.N. CLIMATE talks ended Sunday with a compromise that sparked widespread disappointment, after key decisions on the rules for an international carbon markets were...

Second man dies in southern Spain as heatwave spreads across Europe

The two deaths are the first to have been caused in Europe as a direct result of the heatwave

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